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As Published - November 1931

November 1931 (Vol. 1, No. 1), pages 77 to 79
Transcribed by Lynn H. Nelson; HTML editing by Tod Roberts
digitized with permission of the Kansas Historical Society.

Kansas newspapers publish many historical articles. In this and succeeding issues we wish to mention editors and authors who are helping to preserve the record of the past. Space does not permit us to reprint the articles, but complete files of Kansas newspapers are maintained by the Society, where they may always be consulted. This list is necessarily very incomplete; the editor will welcome notices and copies of articles so that recognition may be given.

The 104-page seventieth anniversary edition of the Marshall County News, Marysville, appearing February 27, was an outstanding weekly Kansas newspaper achievement. The edition was filled with historical news of the county and city.

"Stories of a Kansan" (46 chapters), by Bernard James Sheridan, was published in The Western Spirit, Paola, during 1930 and 1931.

The Chapman Advertiser conducted a series of pioneer articles, commencing February 5, on eastern Dickinson county.

"A History of Burlingame" was the title of a series of articles by Frank M. Stahl which started in The Enterprise-Chronicle, Burlingame, March 26.

The May 1 edition of The Yates Center News announced that it was celebrating its fifty-fourth anniversary and printed a brief history of the city.

"Women in Butler County History" was the theme of the 36-page woman's pictorial edition published by The El Dorado Times, April 29.

The issues of April 30 and May 7 of The Garden City News contained many historical articles on the Finnup pioneer day celebration held in Garden City, May 8. The Garden City Daily Telegram also published a special edition.

Residents of Sherman county who have lived in the county forty years or more were listed in the May 6 edition of The Goodland News-Republic, a dedicatory issue for the corner-stone laying of the new courthouse.

An "Early History of Sedgwick," by Francis Doty, was published in the May 14 issue of The Sedgwick Pantagraph.

The Democratic Messenger, Eureka, published a 24-page historical and industrial edition, July 16.



Horton of the "gay nineties" was recalled in a 12-page edition of The Horton Headlight-Commercial appearing July 27.

The Hays Daily News of June 20 published a 14-page special announcing the official dedication of the Fort Hays Frontier Park, June 22 and 23.

Pony express riders brought five letters to Marysville August 17 and delivered them at the speakers' stand at the dedication of the Pony Express marker. Both The Advocate-Democrat and The Marshall County News carried historical matter pertaining to this famous western service and the latter newspaper published a lengthy article by John G. Ellenbecker.

The "Final Indian Scare in 1885" in the counties of Kingman and Barber, was the title of an article by Ed M. Moore in the weekly edition of The Hutchinson News, August 7. Mr. Moore also conducts a "History of Reno County" as a regular feature in the daily News.

The Marion Review of September 15 and The Marion Record of September 17, issued special pioneer editions announcing the annual Marion County Old Settlers' picnic which was held Friday, September 18.

The "History of Kingman," by Mary Alice Livingston, was a feature of the September 18 issue of The Kingman Leader-Courier.

The Fiftieth Anniversary of The Clifton News was observed with a 16-page historical edition, September 17. It was compiled by Edna L. Rossman, the editor.

A 43-page pamphlet, The Story of Old Ft. Hays by Eye Witnesses, including the widow of Buffalo Bill, Mrs. Geo. A. Custer, Mrs. Josephine Middlekauff, C. J. Bascom, and others, was published under the auspices of the Fort Hays Frontier Park Committee. "Some Ancient History," by Mrs. Frank C. Montgomery, was a part of this collection.

Reminiscences of Geo. Throckmorton reprinted from The Daily Republican, Burlington, appeared as a pamphlet early in 1931.

Famous Indian battles of the West have been pictured through the pen of Paul I. Wellman, magazine editor of The Wichita Eagle during the last several years.

A personal history of the development period of northwestern Kansas entitled Prairies and Pioneers, by J. S. Bird, was published by McWhirter-Ammons Press, Hays. This attractive fifty-six page pamphlet is in its second edition.


A history of the Donner Party, one of the caravans which traversed Marshall county on the Oregon Trail in 1846, was written by Wm. E. Smith, of Wamego, for The Advocate-Democrat, Marysville, in the June 11, 18 and 25 issues.

The Major Robert H. Chilton monument in Chilton Park, Dodge City, was unveiled May 28. The Dodge City Daily Globe and The Dodge City Journal carried historical articles in connection with the dedication.